The Hawaiʻi

State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse

Information Related to Hawaiʻi's November 6, 2018 State Constitutional Convention Referendum


Epler, Patti, They’re Back: The Return Of Civil Beat Comments, Civil Beat, September 18, 2018.  Comments will be back, partly to facilitate a discussion about the upcoming state constitutional convention referendum.

Hofschneider , Anita, ‘Fragile Aloha’: Why Hawaii’s Last Constitutional Convention Was Important, Civil Beat, September 13, 2018.

Lovell, Blaze, Panel To Study Constitutional Convention Question Before Election, Civil Beat, September 5, 2018.

Civil Beat Staff, Hawaii Elections Guide 2018, Civil Beat, September 5, 2018: “A con con gives voters the opportunity to bypass the Legislature and elect delegates in order to convene and consider changes to the Hawaii Constitution.”

Cocke, Sophie, Opportunity to revise state Constitution on horizon, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, September 2, 2018. A comment from The Hawai`i State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse: “The $56 million figure is highly controversial and put out by a government agency, the Legislative Reference Bureau, controlled by state legislative leaders, who are the arch enemies of calling a convention. The last convention in 1978 cost $2.03 million, or $7,682,476 in inflation adjusted dollars. That’s less than a seventh the projected cost here. A competing set of cost estimates provided by Hawaii’s executive branch in 2008 estimated a maximum cost of $11,114,045 and possibly as little as a fourth of that.”

Lauer, Nancy Cook, Constitutional convention, tax increase for education on Nov. 6 ballot, West Hawaii Today, August 26, 2018.

Honore, Marcel, The Primary Is Over So What’s Ahead For The General Election?, Civil Beat, August 16, 2018.

Blair, Chad, Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Seem Ready For A Constitutional Convention, Civil Beat, May 25, 2018.

Gov. Ige Declares 2018 as Year of the HawaiianBig Island Now, February 18, 2018.

Blair, Chad, What A Constitutional Convention Might Mean For Hawaiians, Civic Beat, February 6, 2018. See also Waihee: If Con-Con Convenes, OHA is Dead, Hawaii Free Press, February 6, 2018.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs audit, Island Affairs KITV, February 1, 2018.

New year brings hope, challenges, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, January 1, 2018. In Press-Reader, p. A10. Save & Exit

Civil Beat’s legislative session poll, KITV, December 14, 2017. The video is here.

Blair, Chad, Civil Beat Poll: Power To The People — Voters Want More Control, Civic Beat, December 12, 2017.

Blair, Chad, Civil Beat Poll: Let’s Have A Constitutional Convention, Civic Beat, December 11, 2017.

Walden, Andrew, Con-Con: Referendum set for Nov. 6, 2018Hawaii Free Press, December 7, 2017.

TV Interviews

A once per decade issue: Constitutional Convention, KITV4, September 2018.  Length: 6:08. Features a former Lt. Governor, Duke Aiona (for) and Beth Fukumoto, a former state legislator (against).

ConCon101 with J.H. Snider and Peter Adler, ThinkTech Hawaii, May 8, 2018.

About a one minute discussion at 28 minutes: Hawaii Elections 2018 with Colin Moore, ThinkTechHawaii, April 30, 2018.

Corruption Reports

State Integrity 2015: Hawaii gets D+ grade in 2015 State Integrity Investigation; Lobbyists thrive in land of sunshine, Center for Public Integrity, November 9, 2015. Note: this is the most recent State Integrity report published by The Center for Public Integrity.

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